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Roberto Viola (Dr)

Director-General, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Roberto Viola (Dr)

Roberto Viola is Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission.

Mr Viola was the Deputy Director-General of DG CONNECT, European Commission from 2012 to 2015.He served as Chairman of the European Radio Spectrum Policy group (RSPG) from 2012 to 2013, as Deputy Chairman in 2011 and Chairman in 2010. He was a member of the BEREC Board (Body of European Telecom Regulators), and Chairman of the European Regulatory Group (ERG) in 2007.

Mr Viola held the position of Secretary General in charge of managing AGCOM, from 2005 to 2012. Prior to this, he served as Director of Regulation Department and Technical Director in AGCOM from 1999 to 2004.

From 1985-1999 he served in various positions including as Head of Telecommunication and Broadcasting Satellite Services at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Mr Viola holds a Doctorate in Electronic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

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